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deficit. but it is much healthier for america's economy, much better for the real purchasing power of american consumers, much better for having businesses engage in the business of the future rather than the business of the past, for us to move more balanced trade by increasing exports rather than reducing imports. some of that has to do with the negotiation and enforcement of trade agreements. more of it has to do with choices that we make. especially choices that we make in sectors that one doesn't always think of. there is fast scope, increased tourism in to the united states. if you think about it, tourism is a sector that provides vast opportunities and jobs with those with relatively little skill. not so long ago i had the opportunity to spend some time talking to the ceo of a major hotel chain who noted that of his senior management team, have had not gone to college and many had started working behind the desk in a hotel. our tourism industry which we don't think of as an industry that develops when we are more competitive. similarly close to my heart given where i spent m
the government deficit topped $1 trillion once again. the treasury says the deficit was roughly 7% of gdp and, larry, the nobel peace prize goes to the eu. the nobel committee gave the prize to the european union acknowledging the 27 blocks advancement and a peace and reconciliation and i know a lot of people think this is ridiculous, but when you think about the history there and the fact that these countries 100 years ago and what they're doing is hard, maybe it's a reminder. >> they should have given them to them 70 years ago and this is the wrong time and i'll talk about that with my pal jimmy pathkuke as. >> my only personal view is it's a ridiculous thing so i've asked cnbc contributor jim pathkukas to come back. at this moment in time with the growth of welfare states and socialism and bankruptcy and bailouts i wouldn't give the european union an award of any kind. what this k this nobel peace prize people be possibly thinking? >> given what you just said and the fact, the eu could still break apart and maybe this is like a parting gift when people are on a game show and given a partin
and that that, we can do that on a basis which won't increase the deficit. that was their position as i said for 99% -- >> but still his position -- >> hold on, joe, and you cannot do that as a mathematical matter without raising the tax burden on the middle class, it's not possible and all this debate about my studies and your studies is not possible, as bill clinton said at the democratic convention it's arithmetic. >> can we taxle the deficit without affecting the middle class? >> if i were vice president biden i'd put that back on the table and push it because it's too late to change your position 30 or 40 days before the election in a campaign that's gone, you know, for a year and a half. it's too late especially on an issue which you've been talking about every single day for those 18 months. it's too late. i'd take the view you can't change your position on something like that 30 days before the election, you can't change your position on repealing every fapset of obama ca facet of obama care or every facet of dodd-frank. we have a debate tonight, so to say nevermind, that doesn't wor
, in 2010 a bipartisan federal commission unveiled the plan to cut the nation's deficit by $4 trillion through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. the plan was never voted on in congress. do you agree with any or all with what the commission came up with? what other efforts do you think the country needs to take on to cut the country's debt, which now exceeds $16 trillion? >> debt and our deficit are very important issues that we need to tackle and they're a matter of national security. and this is one of the starkest contrasts between congresswoman bono mack and myself. you see, congresswoman bono mack wants to put the deficit and the burden of our debt on the shoulders of our seniors, our middle class and our students. by turning medicare into a private voucher system and charging our seniors $6,000 a year for their health care costs on average, by cutting pell grants and stafford loans who rely on those for their college education and she's voted to increase taxes on the middle class through the ryan plan. all of this in order to keep tax breaks for multi-millionaires and tax
beyond the level the pentagon asked for which would explode the deficit. and he wouldn't commit to the 2014 timetable to bring our troops home from afghanistan. and so i think time and time again the vice president laid out the choice for the middle class in this election and was very effective in doing so. jon: time and time again the vice president interrupted, interjected, laughed, guf fawed, that kind of thing. was that appropriate first of all? was it intentional? >> well, republicans like to praise happy warriors. that is what we saw from the vice president last night. he caught out the brazen attempt by the romney-ryan campaign to try to rewrite their kick the -- ticket and their positions in the final 30 days of the race. suddenly they don't know anything about the $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest they proposed. suddenly they talk like they cover people with preexisting conditions under their health care plan. we know if you're between jobs or between plans you wouldn't be covered under their plan. the vice president is authentic. what you see is what you get. he d
waters? i got to ask why it was when he called the massive deficit we have un-american. i understand. the deficit spending has been outrageous under republicans and democrats. but why when thaws with the case why did he spend $90 billion sending money to green companies, contributors of his. we heard what he had to say or not say. i think we boil it down to this. more recently he said, look, you can't change washington from the inside. you have to change washington from the outside. we'll, we're going to give him that chance on november 6. [cheers and applause] now, there were a couple of place where is we agreed. we agreed, for instance, that we would take this country in very different directions. and he points out -- well, actually it was the vice president that blurted out the truth that they're planning on raising the taxes with $2 trillion. actually it's more like $3 trillion. there's no secret that the spending and the interest that they amassed by virtue of their spending and it's going to cause them to raise taxes on the middle-class. i make this commitment to you, under no
. and the reason is he's talking about tax cuts and deficit reduction at the same time. and the pew poll that came out earlier this week, wolf, said six in ten voters believe that romney is promising more than he can deliver. one reason bill clinton's speech was so popular at the democratic convention was he said the arithmetic doesn't add up. so you can push is this just rhetoric during a campaign, or is this real? if you want to close tax loopholes, okay, fine. what loopholes would you close? he's got to answer that. and so far hasn't done it. >> his argument is i don't want to put all that out right now. because if he's president, he's going to have to negotiate all those issues with democrats. and why put your on position out right now. >> sure. >> i don't know if his argument's going to necessarily hold. that's another matter. a lot of folks have seen romney over these past couple weeks at the debate, in the interview with me, moving more towards the center. do you see that? >> i did. i saw that particularly in your interview when he talked about the wealthy and how his tax plan would affect
a 2-0 deficit, best of five. washington beat st. louis by one. that series going to game five today as well. >> very cool. >>> all right. coming up next just ahead, continuing coverage of last night's vice-presidential debate. find out from our political analyst how the candidate did. >> later, a much deserved homecoming. robin roberts back in her own bed this morning. and an update coming up. ♪ ♪ things can only get better ♪ ♪ believe me this is going to make you stronger ♪ ♪ gonna make you stronger ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no!no! hair removal. to you by no no hair removal. follow the wings. hair removal. >>> well now that the debate has wrapped up, the scorecard are in on who had the best hits and where the points were made. >> "nightline" brought in some heavyweight political analysts. take a listen and see what marks they gave the veeps. >> i thought what ryan had to do was stand toe to toe with joe biden. i thought that was the basis for grading him on style. and i thought he closed what was not just a decade's long ex
the argument that the 16 trillion-dollar deficit -- debt, rather, is very much part of the obama administration's responsibility because of so much he added to it it substance for mr. romney having criticized joe biden for an absence of style last night, shep. >> shepard: carl cammeron live lancaster, ohio. certain states seem to matter more in this election than others, don't they? in every election the battleground or swing state which could go republic or democrat could matter the most. this year handful of states states including nevada and quarter. molly line with more on this live from boston. >> hi, shep. we turned from the states where they have been spending a lot of time. nevada glitz and glamour of the las vegas strip. real estate tough bed. highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12.1%. difficult place to convince people that things are going to get better. 6 electoral votes are at stake. real estate agent says the housing market has been disseminated. >> because of, you know, mitt romney and knowing how to manage money and obama being for the people, it's hard to make a decision
deficit topping that number for the fourth straight year. president obama had promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. next, 51.4 million, that's how many people watched the vice presidential debate on tv between paul ryan and joe biden. fox news the top cable network 10 million viewers. >> topped any network. >> combined can't even top them. try. the asbury park press reporting that's how much the government spent on experimental text terror program in new jersey. police say there are not been any credible tips so far using that service. >> that's a relief. there are more developments this morning in the deadly meningitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of 14 people. the number of confirmed cases now at 185 across 12 states. >> roughly 14,000 have been exposed to the recalled drug. will cece more cases and could you be at risk? joining us now is dr. marc siegel associate professor of medicine at nyu and part of our medical a team there is a new headline this morning on this new fungus that they have discovered, right? >> absolutely. the new headline is that i
, when there was the realistic prospect that substantial deficit reduction would be associated with a substantial reduction in interest rates that would push the economy forward at a more rapid pace, and indeed in a very important part of the economic growth of the 1990s, can properly be attributed to the unlocking of economic energy that was achieved by the 1993 budget measures that led to a reduction in interest rates and increased investments, accelerating growth, lower capital costs, further improvement in the deficit and so forth. that approach of fiscal consolidation lead to substantial growth was a plausible and compelling vision for the country in 1993. it had been a plausible and compelling division for other countries at other times and places. you cannot fall very far. from the basement. with interest rates at 1.7% for ten years, with real interest rates at a level where if you want to put your money or store your money with the government for as much as 20 years, you have to pay them for the privilege of having them hold up your money if they are going to give you b
team who have lied to the american people about their willingness to cut the deficit, their reality of obama-care, fast and furious, and now the truth about the actual threat and the nature of the terrorist attack in been gatsy that killed four americans. they have been repeatedly lie together american people for years. i find it ironic now they are leveling that attack against governor romney and paul ryan. this is classic projections. accusing your oh poanltd of what you yourself have guilty of. it's straight out of the saul alinsky playbook. the american people are focused on the facts. what romney and ryan have in their arsenal are the facts. that's why president obama could not come back again governor romney in the debate because he has the facts about the economy. alisyn: kirsten, is that how you interpret it? >> it's interesting to juxtapose this conversation against what's going on in this hearing with what happened in libya where there were some untruths told if you want to be subtle about it. when you have the administration being dishonest about the way they handled a ve
, making tough choices on spending to drive down the deficit, to get into a battle about what it would mean if you slow the rate of growth in turnover to the states. so here's a guide by trading for 1015 years has added a think tank, we he can wage a specific debate. right now, joe biden have said it before off-camera. he respects paul ryan. barack obama walked away saying you know what? i like this guy because i don't agree with him, but he has a command of the issues. >> he did see that tonight and that's why i agree with john a little more than i agree with you. it was only a passable performance. the possible might be enough. he would've got so much street crowd by doing a little tiny bit because this is already some anti-obama has been hammering romney on. this is a place where he could have helped mitt romney and himself. they've talked about do you want to find. maybe another missed opportunity. until that began, we were talking about what is being said. face president -- >> i am baffled about the republican ticket. i think they're a little spooked because of the 47%, and been caught
was controversial and drew the ire of then mayor marrian berry. but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> in the meantime, one of d.c. -- the d.c. mayer vince gray's former aides has avoided jail time. howard brooks pled guilty earlier this year for his role in paying another candidate to bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the 2010 mayoral campaign. brooks was sentenced yesterday to two years probation and 200 hours of community service. the u.s. attorney continues to investigate mayor gray's campaign. >>> a boxing legend from maryland is returning home to help promote several youth programs. sugar ray leonard will be lending his support for three key initiatives at a news conference at prince george's county police headquarters this afternoon. they include an anti-bullying program, the first lady's "let's move" campaign and literacy promotion. he'll also talk about educational opportunities through his sugar ray leonard boxi
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